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Spring time calls for renewing our energy and our minds. It’s a time of year for new ideas and new creations.  I'd like to share 3 herbs which I use regularly, and feel are great tonics for the spring season. 

The herb Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is on my list of...

Sore, achy, stiff joints? Do your joints crack, and pop when you move? If so, it’s time to try some yucca. Yucca is one of my favorite herbs, I have used it for 30 years. Yucca is a desert plant which grows in hot dry conditions. The yucca plant contains steroid saponi...

The winter season is a time of year when people tend to be less active. They also tend to eat less healthy, due to less availability of fresh fruits or vegetables. Our diets may also have "moved off track" by over-indulging in the Holiday “comfort” foods. This all...

What  does an increase in allergies and lung congestion have to do with our digestion?  In Chinese medicine the Spleen has much to do with our digestive process. The Term Spleen, refers to the organs of digestion including the stomach, pancreas and the actual spleen. T...

When I got up today I stepped outside to check the weather, I was greeted by a wonderful cool crisp morning. It was quite the contrast from the warm humid mornings of the summer. One of the main indicators of the change of seasons is the sudden drop in temperature at n...

Have you been feeling angry or irritable lately?  Are you finding it hard to go to sleep at night? Are your muscles or joints stiff and achy lately?  If so, your liver may be trying to get your attention.

In Chinese medicine the liver, paired with the gallbladder,...

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